Car driving in fog

3 tips for staying safe in fog

  1. Driving safely in fog
  2. How does fog affect flights and ferry crossings
  3. How to avoid transport delays


1. Driving safely in fog

Foggy conditions can make it difficult to see the road ahead, be prepared for this by following these simple steps:

  • Make sure you know where you fog light switch is before you set off.
  • Keep a bigger distance between you and the car in front.
  • Be prepared for a sudden bank of fog or drifting, patchy fog.
  • Check your mirrors and slow down before entering fog.
  • Use fog lights when visibility drops below 100 metres, which is roughly the length of a football pitch.
  • Don't use full beam as fog reflects the light back. 
  • Once the fog has lifted switch off your fog lights.

2. How does fog affect flights and ferry crossings

Fog can affect schedules for flights and ferry crossings. People cope better with delays or cancellations when they follow some small and easy steps:

  • Check the weather for your departure location regularly.
  • Make sure you check your phone for messages from your airline or ferry company. You can also check their websites and social media platforms for additional updates.
  • Arrive on time at the airport or ferry terminal, even if delays are expected.
  • Pack your hand luggage with delays in mind. For example, some people may need to pack extra prescription medicine or baby food.

3. How to avoid transport delays

Give yourself the best chance of avoiding delays on your journey by following this two-step checklist:

  • CHECK: check bus and train timetables and the road conditions
  • AMEND: amend you travel plans

Be prepared for weather warnings to change quickly. When a weather warning is issued, stay up to date with the weather in your area.